Peppered Shrimp Alfredo

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INGREDIENTS

  • 250 gr or  box penne/spaghetti or fettuccini
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 80 gr mascarpone cheese (optional)
  • 250 gr package portobello mushrooms roughly chopped or brown mushroom can also do
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 300 gr  medium/large shrimp peeled, de-veined, tails off
  • 150 gram diced chicken
  • 200 gr  alfredo sauce https://sandradjohan.com/homemade-alfredo-sauce/
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese or simple parmesan cheese 
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • salt to taste
  • crushed black pepper for the taste add more to give extra spice
  • chopped parsley to garnish - optional

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INSTRUCTIONS

  • Bring a large pot of salted/oiled water to a boil.
  • Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat.
  • Once hot add in olive oil and butter.
  • Once butter has melted add in diced onions. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until onions have started to soften.
  • Add in red bell pepper and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  • At this time, cook your pasta. Your pasta should finish at about the same time the sauce has been completed.
  • Add the chicken
  • Add in mushrooms and garlic.
  • Add in shrimp and saute until the shrimp starts to turn pink.
  • Stir in Alfredo, romano, mascarpone cheese and heavy cream  and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in spices. Taste and re-season if necessary.
  • Drain pasta and stir pasta into the sauce
  • Serve immediately with optional parsley! add more crushed black pepper.